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News is updated several times a week with new research, policy, legislation, funding opportunities, government consultations, new initiatives and community campaigns as well as selected international material. Stories often include links to related research and resources.

April 2019

Government consulting on draft ageing strategy - 18 Apr, 2019
The Government is inviting feedback on a draft new ageing strategy. The...
Hui Māori: Ināia Tonu Nei held on criminal justice reform - 16 Apr, 2019
A Hui Māori was held at Te Papaiouru Marae in Ohinemutu in April 2019, to...
Family and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, April 2019 - 16 Apr, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family...
New from NZFVC: Ethnic perspectives on family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand - 15 Apr, 2019
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has today published Issues Paper...
Consultation open on Oranga Tamariki Legislation Bill - 9 Apr, 2019
The government is inviting consultation on legislation to support the...
Fiona Ross appointed Director, Family Violence and Sexual Violence Joint Venture - 3 Apr, 2019
Fiona Ross has been appointed to the role of Director, Family Violence and...
E Tū Whānau 2019 poster competition and film challenge - 2 Apr, 2019
E Tū Whānau is holding their second annual poster design competition.  The...

March 2019

Law Commission publishes recommendations on Evidence Act and family and sexual violence - 29 Mar, 2019
The Law Commission has published the final report from its review of the...
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children publishes data on harm to children in state care - 29 Mar, 2019
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has published data on the number of...
Dates for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and Pacific Language Weeks 2019 - 29 Mar, 2019
Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio has announced the dates of the...
Domestic violence victims' workplace protections legislation comes into effect 1 April - 29 Mar, 2019
The Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Act 2018 comes into effect on 1 April...
Call for presenters for national domestic and sexual violence conference - 26 Mar, 2019
The National Coalition of Specialist Domestic Violence Service Providers, in...
Tō Hīkoitanga - Breaking Silent Codes (Domestic & Sexual Violence) Gathering, April 2019 - 25 Mar, 2019
A four day wānanga, Tō Hīkoitanga - 125 Suffrage & Breaking Silent Codes (...
Government hosts workshop on strengthening criminal justice system for victims - 18 Mar, 2019
As part of the Government's work on criminal justice reform, Chief Victims...
Royal Commission invites applications for Survivor Advisory Group; new forum launched - 13 Mar, 2019
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the...
Family and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, March 2019 - 12 Mar, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family and...

February 2019

Joint Venture update: Registration of Interest open for Whānau Resilience Services and more - 28 Feb, 2019
The February update from the government’s Joint Venture on Family Violence and...
Joint Venture seeking specialist family violence practitioners/leaders for expert design groups - 27 Feb, 2019
The Government's Joint Venture Business Unit, Family Violence and Sexual...
Government releases final report from Whānau Ora Review - 21 Feb, 2019
Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare has released the final report summarising...
Charities Act Review: Public meetings begin, discussion document released - 10 Feb, 2019
Government is consulting with the public on the review of the Charities Act...
New reports on image based abuse, pornography and online abuse - 8 Feb, 2019
A number of reports have been published on research into image based sexual...
United Nations review of NZ human rights makes more than 30 recommendations on violence - 7 Feb, 2019
The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council reviewed New Zealand's human...
Justice reform survey open for victims/survivors of crime - 7 Feb, 2019
A survey has been launched for victims/survivors of crime as part of the...
Consultation open on health and disability system review - 7 Feb, 2019
The Government is currently asking for feedback on the New Zealand health and...
New Year Honours List recognises service to children and justice reform - 7 Feb, 2019
On 31 December 2018, the Government announced the 2019 New Year Honours List. ...

January 2019

Second round of consultation open on family justice reforms - 30 Jan, 2019
The Independent Panel reviewing the 2014 Family Court reforms is running a...
New resource translates common family violence terms; vigil for Xi Wang - 30 Jan, 2019
The Ministry of Justice has released handouts that provide translations of...
New from NZFVC: Using systems thinking to address IPV and CAN - 30 Jan, 2019
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has today published Issues Paper...
Calls for NZ Cricket to address sexual violence concerns - 22 Jan, 2019
Calls have been made for New Zealand Cricket to address concerns about sexism...
MSD consulting on Māori strategy and action plan - 22 Jan, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is seeking feedback on a draft Māori...
Members of Te Rōpū Māori advisory group announced - 16 Jan, 2019
In December 2018, the members of the newly formed Māori advisory group Te Rōpū...
Findings from investigation into appointment of Deputy Commissioner of Police - 15 Jan, 2019
Findings have been released following three processes set up to examine the...
Changes proposed to Social Workers Registration Legislation bill - 10 Jan, 2019
In December 2018 Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, announced...
First results available from new annual crime survey - 10 Jan, 2019
The Ministry of Justice has published the first results from the New Zealand...

December 2018

NZFVC wishes you a safe and happy break, reopening 7 January 2019 - 19 Dec, 2018
The Clearinghouse will be closed for the holiday break from Thursday 20...
New website provides information about justice processes to sexual violence survivors - 17 Dec, 2018
A new website to provide information about justice processes to survivors of...
"Every four minutes": Chief Science Advisor publishes paper on family violence - 17 Dec, 2018
The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has delivered a report on preventing...
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children develops Māori Cultural Framework, app - 17 Dec, 2018
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has published a Māori Cultural...
SIA work: social wellbeing, use of data, analysing the impact of social services - 17 Dec, 2018
From May to August 2018, the Social Investment Agency (SIA) ran a consultation...
Final report from Mental Health & Addiction Inquiry released - 17 Dec, 2018
The Government has released the final report from the Inquiry into Mental...

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